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2706543 - Deployment fails - Operation [deploy] of [application] failed - WCEDeploymentException

Symptom

Deployment of a specific application fails (in most of the cases during SUM upgrade).

deploy.trc shows the following entries (in this case the example application that fails to be deployed is sap.com_tc~epbc~prt~restricted):

[...]
ASJ.dpl_dc.001085 Operation [deploy] of [sap.com_tc~epbc~prt~restricted] failed
[EXCEPTION]
com.sap.engine.services.dc.cm.deploy.DeploymentException: ASJ.dpl_dc.001085 Operation [deploy] of [sap.com_tc~epbc~prt~restricted] failed
[...]
Caused by: com.sap.engine.services.dc.gd.DeliveryException: [ERROR CODE DPL.DC.3297] Operation [update] of [sdu id: [sap.com_tc~epbc~prt~restricted]
sdu file path: [D:\\usr\\sap\\<SID>\\J08\\j2ee\\cluster\\server0\\.\\temp\\tc~bl~deploy_controller\\archives\\91\\EPBASISAPI15_0-20009955_SCA1536703016454\\DEPLOYARCHIVES\\tc~epbc~prt~restricted.sda]
version status: [HIGHER]
deployment status: [Admitted]
description: []
] failed
[...]
Caused by: com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.deploy.impl.exceptions.WCEDeploymentException: Operation [makeUpdate] for [com.sap.tc~epbc~prt~restricted] web application is not possible because required Web Container Extension provider [Portal] is not available. Possible reason: Web Container Extension provider is described in servlet_jsp service property 'WebContainerExtensionsProviders', but is not available.
[...]

Also defaultTrace files show that many applications can not be started due to the following exception:

[...]
Global [startApp] operation of application [<application>] finished with errors for [28] ms on server process [83145650] [
 >>> Errors <<<
 1). com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.exceptions.WebDeploymentException: Error in starting application [<application>].
[...]
Caused by: com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.exceptions.WebDeploymentException: Error occurred when invoking start methods of web container extensions for [<application>] application.
[...]
Caused by: com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.exceptions.WebDeploymentException: Error occurred when invoking start methods of web container extensions for [<application>] application.
[...]
Caused by: com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.deploy.impl.exceptions.WCEDeploymentException: Operation [prepareStart] for [/] web application is not possible because required Web Container Extension provider [webservices_wce] is not available. Possible reason: Web Container Extension provider has taken part into deployment process, but now is not available.
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Environment

SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java 7.3/7.31/7.4/7.5

Product

SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3

Keywords

WCEDeploymentException, deployment fails, Global [startApp], operation of application, finished with errors, web application is not possible, Error in starting application, DeploymentException , KBA , BC-JAS-DPL , Deployment , BC-UPG-TLS-TLJ , Upgrade tools for Java , Problem

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